Symptoms

You cannot use the CEplayer.exe application in Windows Embedded CE 6.0 to play an MP3 file that uses the standard MPEG1WAVEFORMAT structure. This problem also occurs on an AVI file that contains an MP3 stream that uses the standard MPEG1WAVEFORMAT structure.

Cause

This problem occurs because the MP3 decoder filter expects the MPEGLAYER3WAVEFORMAT structure when the decoder filter tries to decode the file for playback.

Resolution

Software update information

A supported software update is now available from Microsoft as Windows CE 6.0 Platform Builder Monthly Update (January 2009). You can confirm this by scrolling to the "File information" section of this article. The package file name contains the product version, date, Knowledge Base article number, and processor type. The package file name format is:

Product version-yymmdd-kbnnnnnn-processor typeFor example: Wincepb50-060503-kb917590-armv4i.msi is the ARMV4i Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder fix that is documented in KB article 917590 and that is contained in the May 2006 monthly update. To resolve this problem immediately, click the following article number for information about obtaining Windows CE Platform Builder and core operating system software updates:

837392 How to locate core operating system fixes for Microsoft Windows CE Platform Builder products

Prerequisites

This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product have also been installed.

Restart requirement

After you apply this software update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:

  • On the Build menu, click Clean, and then click Build Platform.

  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Platform.

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

The English version of this software update package has the file attributes or the later file attributes that are listed in the following table.

File name

File size

Date

Time

Wincepb60-090128-kb961734-armv4i.msi

584,704

29-Jan-2009

02:32

Wincepb60-090128-kb961734-mipsii.msi

582,656

29-Jan-2009

02:32

Wincepb60-090128-kb961734-mipsii_fp.msi

583,680

29-Jan-2009

02:32

Wincepb60-090128-kb961734-mipsiv.msi

584,192

29-Jan-2009

02:32

Wincepb60-090128-kb961734-mipsiv_fp.msi

583,168

29-Jan-2009

02:32

Wincepb60-090128-kb961734-sh4.msi

582,656

29-Jan-2009

02:32

Wincepb60-090128-kb961734-x86.msi

575,488

29-Jan-2009

02:32



The English version of this software update package has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

File name

File size

Date

Time

Path

Mp3filter.lib

118,886

12-Jan-2009

23:34

public\directx\oak\lib\armv4i\debug

Mp3filter.lib

77,010

12-Jan-2009

23:34

public\directx\oak\lib\armv4i\retail

Mp3filter.lib

115,150

12-Jan-2009

23:35

public\directx\oak\lib\mipsii\debug

Mp3filter.lib

72,816

12-Jan-2009

23:34

public\directx\oak\lib\mipsii\retail

Mp3filter.lib

115,154

12-Jan-2009

23:35

public\directx\oak\lib\mipsii_fp\debug

Mp3filter.lib

72,826

12-Jan-2009

23:35

public\directx\oak\lib\mipsii_fp\retail

Mp3filter.lib

116,510

12-Jan-2009

23:35

public\directx\oak\lib\mipsiv\debug

Mp3filter.lib

73,446

12-Jan-2009

23:35

public\directx\oak\lib\mipsiv\retail

Mp3filter.lib

116,514

12-Jan-2009

23:35

public\directx\oak\lib\mipsiv_fp\debug

Mp3filter.lib

73,456

12-Jan-2009

23:35

public\directx\oak\lib\mipsiv_fp\retail

Mp3filter.lib

106,810

12-Jan-2009

23:35

public\directx\oak\lib\sh4\debug

Mp3filter.lib

68,326

12-Jan-2009

23:35

public\directx\oak\lib\sh4\retail

Mp3filter.lib

100,736

12-Jan-2009

23:34

public\directx\oak\lib\x86\debug

Mp3filter.lib

66,796

12-Jan-2009

23:34

public\directx\oak\lib\x86\retail

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about the MPEG1WAVEFORMAT structure, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd390701(VS.85).aspxFor more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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